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  1. Folkloristics/Ethnology, BA

    Knowledge, skills and competences 1. Knowledge Degree holders possess knowledge of the field of folkloristics. This entails that holders 1.1. have attained a good knowledge of folkloristic and ethnological theories and concepts. 1.2. are aware of what makes up an academic explanation. 1.3. have developed a critical folkloristic viewpoint and attained a good scholarly knowledge of popular culture 1.4. have attained good general knowledge of the main features of folkloristics and a detailed knowledge of one or more of the fields of folkloristics and ethnology. 1.5. have attained a knowledge of the main research methodologies used within the fields of folkloristics and ethnology and a good working knowledge of the approaches used within qualitative research. 1.6. know how to critically assess the quality of source materials. 1.7. have attained an understanding of the different viewpoints expressed within folkloristic and ethnological research. 2. Skills Degree holders can apply the methods and procedures of the field of folkloristics. This entails that holders: 2.1.have learned how to work independently and learned how to present material in a scholarly fashion, in both written and spoken form. 2.2. can apply folkloristic and ethnological approaches to given projects. 2.3. know how to analyse material independently, and can apply critical use of source materials to the discussion of particular subjects within the field. 2.4. have the ability to work in groups and direct the work of others. 2.5. know how to eval ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  2. Language Technology, MA

    1. Knowledge1.1. Students have general knowledge and comprehension of the major methods applied in mechanical analysis of human speech, and special knowledge of the analysis of either spoken or written language.1.2. Students have a general knowledge of the sound system, inflectional system and syntax of modern Icelandic, as well as the main language resources available for Icelandic.1.3. Students have knowledge of the basic aspects of programming and formal grammar and are familiar with the main programming languages used in natural language processing.1.4. Students are familiar with important matters and problems that are debated in language technology in the international arena.  2. Skills2.1. Students can process varied information from language resources, categorize them and interpret.2.2. Students have good command of programming and can write software to take care of certain projects in the field of language technology.2.3. Students can write synopses and papers for academic conferences and can write articles for publication in journals.2.4. Students can place the matter they have in hand in context within their academic field, make an independent evaluation of an issue debated in the field and compare their conclusions with those of other academics.  3. Competence3.1. Students can use their knowledge and skills to take on diverse problems in the field of language technology.3.2. Students have communication competence and can manage projects in the field of language technology.3.3. Students can take part ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  3. Teacher education, Minor

    Upon completion of the programme the following criteria shall have been met. Students shall: have a general understanding of theories, premises, concepts and methods related to the primary school and primary schooling teaching, be familiar with the history of primary schooling, the main ideas that have shaped primary school activities, the societal role of the school and the social status of children, have gained an overview of the maturity and development of children and teenagers, and be familiar with the main theories of developmental psychology that shed light on these processes, have insight into the teaching of one age group within primary schools and can put this group in context with their own teaching subject. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  4. Leisure Studies, Minor

    Knowledge, Ability and SkillsAt the conclusion of the course of study, the student shall demonstrate the knowledge, ability and skills as listed below: 1. Knowledge and Understanding1.2 The student knows the development and framework of recreational work and has gained knowledge and understanding of the above.1.3 The student has an overview of the main trends and currents in recreation at the international level, with particular emphasis on EU institutions.1.4 The student has knowledge and a critical understanding of recreational institutions in society.1.5 The student has adopted a critical perspective and can debate the status and demonstrate the value of recreation studies in modern society.1.6 The student has acquired basic knowledge of the theoretical and professional assumptions of recreational studies, as well as knowledge of the upbringing and development of children and adolescents, and the basic theories of social sciences.1.7 The student is familiar with the modus operandi and methodologies of a recreational counselor. 2. Practical Skills and Practices2.1 The student demonstrates independent practices and can express him-/herself verbally and in writing about his/her subjects of study.2.2 The student can utilize critique of his/her work and reasonably process criticism.2.3 The student has mastered the professional preparation of written work.2.4 The student can gather information related to his/her subjects and process such data. 3. Theoretical Ability3.1 The student knows the basics of critiquing so ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  5. Information Technology Teaching in Compulsory School, B.Ed.

    On graduation, the following criteria shall be met. Knowledge. At the end of the undergraduate programme Information Technology Teaching in Compulsory School, B.Ed., the student is expected to know and understand: Government policy on education and culture, the Icelandic educational system and the working environment, i.e., the operation of the school system, the Act on Compulsory Schools, and the role of trade and labour unions for teachers. International agreements on education, human development, school operations, human rights and diversity. The goals and guidelines of the national curriculum on school operations and particularly on the teaching of computer sciences. The main components on which education is based, i.e., school history, social sciences, philosophy, multiculturalism, and the theories of learning and development. The primary educational theories and research in educational studies and human development. Technological solutions connected with teaching, particularly the handling of texts and numbers and multimedia and communication technologies. The basic concepts and ideas about methodology for educational and human development research. The opportunities for use of information technology in the natural sciences and how to use these in teaching. The guidelines in the National Curriculum for Compulsory Schools around the primary goals of teaching information technology and the role of information technology and communication of these in the general curriculum. The key concepts related to teachi ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  6. Theology, Doctorate

    Theology and Religious Studies: 180 credit doctorate programme The programme is a three year long research programme at the Faculty of Theology, University of Iceland. Admission requirements are a MA degree or a mag. theol. degree (Provisionally: or a cand. theol. degree) On completion of a Doctorate degree, the following criteria shall be fulfilled:   Knowledge and understanding Students possess extensive and in-depth understanding of main theories, principles, concepts and of the latest findings available within the field of Theology. The knowledge shall be more in-depth than that acquired at previous levels of study. Students have contributed important innovation to the field of study in the form of new knowledge or significant adaptation, innovative utilisation or interpretation of existing knowledge. Students are familiar with the systems used for funding research and research evaluation. They understand the practical purpose of research for academic, cultural and social purpose.   Type of knowledge Students possess knowledge and understanding which they have acquired from research carried out on individual basis. Students have initiated new knowledge, and its interpretation, with research or other acknowledged scholarly activities which measure up to reviews and critique of other scholars in the fields of Theology or religious studies.   Practical skills Students can apply critical analysis, evaluation and integration to new and complex projects. Students can tackle complex tasks which widen and/or redefi ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  7. International Studies in Education, MA

    At the end of the program the following criteria should be met: Knowledge - The student should have comprehensive and systematic understanding of theories and perspectives in education studies in a global context. - The student should have developed knowledge in multicultural studies and international relations, and issues related to education, globalisation, sustainable development and development studies (see specialisations). - The student should should have comprehensive knowledge of problems and issues in educational studies in an international context. - The student should have an insight into education, life and work in different societies and be acquainted with different cultures and religions. Skills - The student should have ability to develop projects and contextualize them wit respect to theories and knowledge in education studies. - The student should be able to understand and deal with complex issues in a professional context. - The student should have ability to evaluate, analyse and gather scientific evidence and data. - The student should be able to understand and tackle copmlex issues in a professional context. - The student should be able to analyze and commnicate information, both numerically and in written language. Competence - The student should be able to use his or her knowledge and understanding in professional work and be able to support solutions to problems with arguments appropriate to the field. - The student should be able to evaluate when different methods of analyses are approp ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  8. Accounting and Auditing, M.Acc.

    The M.Acc programme (Master of Accounting and Auditing) assumes that, already at the commencement of their studies, students will manifest independent work procedures, plan their own work and comply with the timing requirements laid down in the programme. Prerequisites comprise a first class average grade from a basic university programme in business studies with special emphasis on accounting. In the event that this path of study had a different area of emphasis, the student in question will have to attend a preparatory course. New recruits must have completed approximately nine BS courses, with a first class average grade, in order to be able to embark on the Master’s  programme. Objectives from the European Union, on which the programme is based, specify the knowledge required of a chartered accountant; consequently there is little or no flexibility in the choice of courses.The learning outcomes reflect the information outlined above and define the knowledge, skills and competence students gain through their course of study and are expected to have mastered upon its completion. Knowledge outcomes define the academic knowledge attained by the students during their studies, and skills outline the standards used to assess the students’ proficiency in  applying their knowledge. Finally, competence illustrates the students’ professional ability after completing their studies. 1. Knowledge  1.1 The student possesses an understanding of the purpose and aim of financial reporting and auditing, both with regard to th ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  9. French Studies, BA

    Knowledge and understanding 1.    Students have mastered the basic concepts, methods and theories in the area of language and culture, economic and national life, history, literature and art.2.    Students have a knowledge and understanding of the complexity of French as a language and the many cultures it reflects. 3.    Students are able to use their knowledge and understanding in scholarly pursuits or in their profession.4.    Students possess the skills to find arguments for theoretical or practical solutions in the area of study. Type of knowledge 1.    Students have adopted the language as language users and are acquainted with the studies regarding it (grammar, linguistics). 2.    Students have acquired a comprehensive knowledge of the cultural and literary histories of French-speaking nations. 3.    Students have gained knowledge and understanding in one or more specialised area within the field of study (linguistics, translation, literature, culture, national life or history). The scope of students' knowledge covers the most recent findings in the subject. Practical skills 1.    Students are able to read and understand demanding and complicated texts of a variety of types and recognise their direct and indirect meanings. 2.    Students are able to express themselves fluently and without hindrance (without having to search for terms or expressions) and differentiate subtleties of meaning, even in complex contexts.3.    Students are able to use the language effectively for social and academic purposes an ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  10. Food Science, BS

    Type of knowledge The student possesses comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the scientific background of the subjects of food science. The knowledge is based on the latest developments in the field. The student has acquired knowledge by attending courses and carrying out practical exercises and small projects in the field of food science. Knowledge ability and skills On completion of the bachelor degree the student should have fulfilled the following criteria: 1. Knowledge and understanding1.1. The student knows and understands the basic principles of mathematics, physics, chemistry, microbiology, nutrition, engineering, processing and quality assurance that are of relevance to food science.1.2. The student knows the structure and properties of food components, including water, carbohydrates, protein, lipids, other nutrients and food additives. The student knows the chemistry of changes occurring during processing, storage and utilization as well as principles, methods, and techniques of qualitative and quantitative physical, chemical, and biological analyses of food and food ingredients.1.3. The student knows pathogenic, spoilage and beneficial microorganisms. The student understands the influence of the food system on the growth and survival of microorganisms. The student know how to control micro- organisms in food systems and how to carry out cleaning and sanitation.1.4. The student knows the characteristics of raw food material. Principles of food preservation including low and high temperatures, ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland

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